So I'm 48, and the cancer was diagnosed in July (2 of twleve, PSA = 5.2, Gleeson = 3+3 on both). Quite honestly, I just have had no time to worry about it, as we have way too much going on in our lives.
I had the prostate removed on Oct 3. Blood loss during surgery was about 150 ml - or less than one-half a Coke can. I was very pleased.
Catheter was removed on Oct. 10. I had been practicing kegels for about 2 months previously - off and on.
When the catheter was removed, I gushed and gushed and gushed, dribbled, gushed, dribble when I sit, lay down, stand up, etc. ad nauseum. Never took any Detrol. The gushing continues as I stand up and walk. Coughing and sneezing still hurt a little, and I get a dribble or gush when that occurs as well. I continue practicing kegels, but it seems that I have more control when I have a nap lying down. I can get up, hold my bladder, and make it to the toilet to relieve myself. In fact, yesterday (Saturday), I actually felt a "flow" of urine that I could push out as I relieved myself, rather than simply just an uncontrollable flowing gush.
I understand that this will take time to control.
My question regards the blood. It seems that after I urinate, I get 6-12 drops of blood after I am done. I am trying not to "push" to clear my bladder - as I used to do. However, the blood just drips after the urinating stops. There is no pain, and no burning. Just the blood.
What should I be expecting?, and for how long?